This quality collection of Mary Pickford films includes the previously unreleased feature The Hoodlum (1919) in it. The collection has been specially produced to introduce younger viewers to the silent era of film and the films of Mary Pickford.
The Milestone Cinematheque
2012 DVD edition
Rags & Riches Mary Pickford Collection (1910-1926), black & white, 257 minutes total, not rated,
including Ramona (1910), black & white, 17 minutes, not rated, The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917), black & white, 75 minutes, not rated, The Hoodlum (1919), color-tinted black & white, 92 minutes, not rated, and Sparrows (1926), color-toned black & white, 90 minutes, not rated.
Milestone Films, distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories, MileBD00120, UPC 7-84148-01205-6, ISBN 978-1-933920-37-5.
Three single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD discs, pillarboxed 19:9 (? x ? pixels) MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, three-disc DVD keepcase, $34.95.
Release date: 6 November 2012 (limited release, May 2012).
Country of origin: USA
With a previously unreleased (on DVD) Pickford title on it, and the DVD home video rerelease of Sparrows (1926), this collection of three Pickford features and a Biograph short will be highly appealing to collectors.
The films are accompanied by music scores by Philip Carli and the Flower City Society Orchestra, and music scores by Bonnie Ruth Janofsky and Jeffrey Silverman, both performed by the Rouse Philharmonic.
The supplemental material includes optional spoken intertitles with explanations of the action to assist younger viewers with their enjoyment of the films.